Curt Firestone's Blog – May 2012 Archive (6)

Fun Photographic Opportunity

Each year parents of the graduating class from GISS take responsibility for hosting a grad night party.  This year the seniors selected the theme: Hollywood.

We have been asked if photo club members would be interested in forming a Paparazzi.  The hosts said," Three to six people would be ideal. We want the candid, paparazzi like photography but what we want the most is that the photographers adopt the persona and style of…


Added by Curt Firestone on May 29, 2012 at 5:37pm — 2 Comments

Photoshop & a Swedish guru

Does this kid understand PHOTOSHOP software or what?

Erik Johansson - 21 year old Swedish photographer…

Added by Curt Firestone on May 14, 2012 at 7:39am — 3 Comments

Velo Village guidelines

If you are one of the members participating in the Velo Village photo shows:  We are in three locations:1. Art Spring. 2. TJ Beans. 3. Fernwood cafe.

Please send you photo information to Doug McMillin as he will create the tags.

If you desire to have the same photo in more than one loaction (& made duplicate prints), please tell Doug.

Anna McColm returns from holidays on May 26.  Where there are not duplicates, she will decide in which venue your Velo…


Added by Curt Firestone on May 11, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Wednesday Education Roundtable

After the Club meeting Educational Roundtable discussion, I was asked to provide a link to the article shared on screen.

The topic is: Tips to help with photo sharpness.

Added by Curt Firestone on May 10, 2012 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

Oregon Center for Photographic Arts

Saturday's Times Colonist in an article about Portland, Oregon touts Blue Sky, Portland's headquarters for the Oregon Center for Photographic Arts.  The web site:

I went the site and enjoyed thinking of what can be created in an urban environment.  If only we had the money and population for such an endeavor.

I then looked at the examples from the current exhibition and was not impressed.…


Added by Curt Firestone on May 5, 2012 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

Photos tell stories

This attachment is an extraordinary 7 minute photo shoot. Click on the first photo and the photo shoot will begin and will illustrate each photograph sequentially. The photographer explains his shots on audio.…


Added by Curt Firestone on May 2, 2012 at 10:35pm — 1 Comment

August minutes

Pierre introduced the new team who will help shape the Club in the future.

Simon Henson

Larry Citra

Maggie Vancik

Roger Brooks

Maureen Milburn

Ellen Vesterdal

Justene Tedder

Plus returning executive members:

Pat Page

Kahsia Hartwell

Wendy Rosier

Anna McColm

This group will infuse some new energy and direction into the Club. Feedback from club members indicates that people would like more interactive educational activities (workshops, classes, small field trips etc.) and maybe a schedule of educational opportunities ahead of time so that people can plan to attend.

The Victoria Camera Club has an external speaker every month and are willing to share their list of speakers so we can participate, at a cost of $5 a person. The club has funds to cover this at the moment. This would require using the  Zoom format (which has worked so well during this Pandemic).

Club meetings will resume in October, giving this new group time to work out their ideas for new directions.

Some people are cautious about in person meetings (because of health issues) and others are ready and able to jump back in. Maybe in person meetings and Zoom meetings can co-exist. Something to talk about.

Maureen has offered to look into a monthly newsletter with, possibly, more coverage than the website offers such as emails, using facebook etc.

Avril would like to see an improved use of the website: more posts, more comments, more helpful critiquing. We might need a refresher course to remind us how to give constructive feedback.

Doug has a show about Covid in September at the library -  in the Community Program Room. He will give a talk on September 7th at Noon. This will be previously unseen material, not the triptychs we have seen on the website.

Photosynthesis has a virtual show coming up, starting on August 31st. Some club members also belong to this photography group.

There is no theme yet for the photography challenge in October but when that is decided it will be communicated to everyone.


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